Day 3: San Francisco Highlights (Jan 2015)

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January 11th 2015
Published: February 19th 2015
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Sunday, 11th January 2015

Sightseeing was kept to the minimum today since it was quite late by the time we woke up (no thanks to the jetlag).

After a quick brunch, I followed H to Berkeley where I continued the BART to Embarcadero Station. Coming from the eastern suburbs, this was the first stop that defined San Francisco downtown proper after crossing the Bay Bridge.

I walked over to the San Francisco Railway Museum at the corner of Market Street to take a peep. On normal occasions, I would be extremely excited at the prospect of viewing the vintage street cars display. Perhaps, it was plain tiredness from the long journey that I did a quick walk through before exiting the museum in 20 minutes.

The ferry building marketplace, oftened touted as one of the must-visit destinations in SF was my next stop after taking pictures at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. This was yet another okay visit that housed several eateries and gourmet markets. Walking along the promenade along the Embarcadero Street was a pretty nice experience even though I decided to save Fisherman's Wharf at Pier 39 for another day.

Instead, I took a walk across Chinatown which would eventually lead me to the Powell Street shopping district. This was quite an atmospheric walk even though at times I felt a bit unsafe even during daylight hours. Shopping at Macys and Westfield Shopping Mall were my last stops of the day.

This was a day where I set out to orientate the city proper and to check out places that would warrant another visit in the coming days.

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